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Protecting Our Herd

Did you know that donkeys are often kept as guards for goats, sheep and other animals? Fearrington's beloved Belted Barnyard is protected by three donkeys, Jasper, Mary Alice and Charlotte! The first domesticated donkeys are thought to have roamed nearly 6,000 years ago, compared to camels nearly 3,000 years ago! Donkeys are known for being thoughtful and cautious, "They like to decide...



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Sweets For Your Sweetheart

Looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Order housemade chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries from The Fearrington House Restaurant to share with someone special! Check out the options and flavors below, then stop by The Goat to fill out an order form, or purchase online. Chocolates and strawberries will be available to pick up at The Goat after 11am...



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Pamper Yourself at Home

Did you know The Spa at Fearrington carries some wonderful products that continue and compliment the pampering you receive from our body treatments? Here are four different at home spa treatments you can do yourself. We have bundled these products to help you continue your relaxation. Elemis Frangipani Monoi products compliment the Elemis Frangipani Salt Glow Exfoliation: Salt Glow Body...



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Caring for Cashmere

Winter has finally arrived here in North Carolina! There’s never been a better time to break out the cashmere than right now. But what’s the best way to care for these special knits? Contrary to popular belief, dry cleaning cashmere can actually be bad for the life of your sweater. The toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning can break down the fibers, and deodorant may cause...



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Add a Little Greenery

Have you heard? Pantone has chosen "Greenery" as the color of the year for 2017. You might be asking "Who the heck is Pantone?" They are a company best known for their Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color system used in a variety of industries, including printing, paint, fabric, and plastics. Pantone chooses a specific hue every year as "a color snapshot of what we see...



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Utilizing Local Distilleries

From organic and biodynamic wines by the glass, to growing vegetables in our own gardens and sourcing produce from local farmers, Fearrington has always had a focus on great local products. The wine team is constantly on the look out for new, local wine and spirits to incorporate into our program. To make our cocktails unique, we often utilize local distilleries' liquors - from whiskey, to...



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Katie & Jon

Katie and Jon tied the knot on August 27, 2016. These newlyweds danced the night away in The Barn! How did you and your partner meet? Jon and I met in medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill. I don’t know when we officially first met, but Jon will always claim it was one day after lectures when he found me selling cookies at a bake sale to raise money for prostate cancer research. I had always...



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In a World . . .

Good readers make good writers, right? So here’s a little rundown from this weekend’s fiction writing workshop with local author Steve Peha. Steve’s "Five Facts of Fiction" come straight from his newly published instructional, Be A Better Writer. Fiction is all about character: fully rounded ones have quirks, secrets, and a back story. Fiction is all about what your character...



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Reduce Stress in a Healthy Way

In our busy lives, it is easy to become stressed just from the day to day activities. It is important to take time for yourself just to recharge yourself so you can get back out there and tackle those tasks. An hour out of your busy schedule for a relaxing spa treatment is the best activity you can do. Take a moment right now and think of the last moment you sat still and allowed yourself...



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Meet John & Rebecca

John & Rebecca Kirkland have been Fearrington residents since 2015. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What surprised you most about the building process at Fitch Creations, Inc.? We were most surprised at the rapid pace — from clearing the land to completing the house. Equally, we were surprised at how well...



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